Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July--foto shoot 2004

Happy Fourth of July!  I wanted to share with you (real quick!) a layout I made with the new Blast off! kit from scrapbook circle.
I took these pictures our first summer here in Arizona from moving from Colorado the month before.  We did the shoot in the morning but still---it was so warm, but these kiddos were such troopers!  These are some of my most favorite pictures, I have individual shots from this I have up on my desk all the time, funny how kids grow up SO fast!

a little break down of the layout, for the star (which came in the Miscellany kit from October afternoon), I misted the star with white chalk glimmer mist and while STILL wet I put it in my embossing folder--looks pretty neat in person.

the i smile rub on is from Studio Calico and just seem to fit!  Really pleased with how this all came together and QUICKLY like 30 minutes!

I wanted to share one more crafty thing before I go:
My boys and I made this star garland the other day.  I cut the stars using my cricut, and then my boys embossed them with some of my embossing folders:
what's funny is my 10 year old didn't want to help his younger brother.  but after he saw how cool the embossing was he wanted a turn too!  I was in the office and they were in the kitchen (using the table) and I could hear them "oh! look at this one!  Wow, I want to do that one!"  It was pretty cute.

I hope that you have a WONDERFUL day with your family!  Thanks for visiting me today!


Rebecca said...

great layout! i love how you layered the red strip over the white scallop. and your kids look SO little! great garland too :) Have a great long weekend :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeee that lo and that banner is AMAZING!! WOW!!! Happy 4th! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jennifer Yates said...

Just strolling through your blog...enjoying every bit of it! LOVE your creations and your mantle is DARLING!!! :)) Hope you had a great holiday! Thanks for all the blog love! :))

Lisa Andrews said...

What cute pictures of your kids. It's fun to see how much they have grown. Love the layout and your mantle looks great!